Monday, April 28, 2008

Shhhh

I’m trying to be very very VERY quite. Luke hasn’t been sleeping well (could he actually be teething?!) and he is down for a nap. The laundry is right by his room so I can’t do that. I don’t want to put the dishes away because of outright fear the clanking might wake him. There is no TV to watch unless I’d like to see Maury Povich help some woman find out who the father of her baby is.

So I thought I would share with you the fun thing I saw on TV last night.

I miss my Jane Austen on PBS. I wonder if you can get it in a box set? Last week Masterpiece Theater showed My Boy Jack. Jack was played by Harry Potter and Jack’s mom was played by Samantha from Sex in the City. Funny, no?


Anyway…

Last night PBS aired a fascinating documentary, Carrier. It’s about the USS Nimitz and it’s 5,000 sailors. PBS is showing it in 10 parts. There was a woman fighter pilot whose parents didn’t really understand what she did. While on deployment she was speaking with her mother who asked her if she flew at night, thinking that wouldn’t be safe. Or the 18 year old girl from Georgia whose dad was a pimp. With the help of her grandmother (whom she remains devoted to despite her passing away) she made it to 18 without a baby and knew she had to get out of her town. She saw the Navy as her way out.

It was great to watch, I really enjoyed it. Catch it if you can.

1 comment:

Camille said...

I actually watched one of the episodes this week. It was about all the different religions on the ship. Quite interesting!